Monthly Archives October 2018

Types of Available Flu Shots

The flu vaccine comes in multiple forms and are approved for different age groups. However, neither vaccine is recommended over another so long as the recipient falls into the approved age group. Some have a specific formulation for elders while others are approved for children as young as six months old. It is wise for anyone 6 months or older to be vaccinated to help protect against more severe flu symptoms and while your health care provider will provide you with the correct vaccine for you, let’s take a closer look at the different types and their intended age groups.

Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine

The quadrivalent flu vaccine is used to protect against four strains of flu viruses (two influenza A and two influenza B viruses). There are multiple kinds of these vaccines including Alfuria Quadrivalent and Fluzone Quadrivalent. Some are approved for children as young as 6 months old while the recombinant flu shot is only intended for people 18 or older.

Trivalent F

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Better Mental Health Means Asking For Help Knowing When To Reach Out To Mental Health Services

Mental health is a complex subject, due in no small part to a lack of information on the matter.

Social stigma and conflicting messages are just a few of the barriers that stand between a mentally ill individual and the resources they need to live a high quality of life. The journey of self discovery isn’t as straightforward as it should be, but it can be a little easier with the aid of professionals who are familiar with your symptoms. From substance abuse treatment to trauma and victimization, the struggles you’re facing are far from your only reality. The first step is just admitting you could use a little bit of help.

The list below is far from comprehensive, but perhaps it can give you a better idea as to what you’re up against and how it can be approached.

Did You Know?

The greatest weapon of mental illness and trauma is silence. Speaking truth to the little and massive things we take for granted is a great way to add power to

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Achilles Injuries 101: How To Know If You’ve Ruptured Your Achilles Tendon

Your Achilles tendon is the strong fibrous cord connecting the muscles in your heel bone to the back of your calf. When you overstretch your Achilles tendon, it can either tear completely or partially. This tear is called a rupture.

Achilles tendon injuries often occur in athletes, but they can happen to anyone who extends their Achilles tendon too far.

How do I know if I’ve ruptured my Achilles tendon?

If your Achilles tendon has ruptured, you’ll feel a sharp pain in the back of your ankle. In some cases, you might hear a pop. It’ll be difficult to walk afterward because of the pain.

Common symptoms experienced by those who have had their Achilles tendon rupture include the following:

  • An inability to bend the foot down
  • An inability to push off the foot when walking
  • An inability to ...
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